AIRS Webinar - COVID Housing Issues for Aging and Disability Populations
Recorded On: 07/06/2020
How has COVID affected housing for older adults and persons with disabilities? This is the conversation you need to join if you you ever take calls from or interact with individuals who are part of these demographics. You will hear from these experts in their field:
- Lisa Sloane, Technical Assistance Collaborative, gives broad overview of impact of COVID on persons with disabilities’ housing (people with federal housing assistance and people without any housing subsidy)
- Linda Couch, LeadingAge, gives broad overview of impact of COVID on persons with older adults’ housing (people with federal housing assistance and people without any housing subsidy)
- Noelle Porter, National Housing Law Project, gives deep dive into evictions cliff and possible options for those facing it
Senior Policy Advisor at the Technical Assistance Collaborative.
Lisa Sloane is the Senior Policy Advisor at the Technical Assistance Collaborative. Lisa has previously worked for the nonprofit Elder Cooperative Housing Options (ECHO), the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and the City of Somerville’s Housing Division. She attended Harvard Radcliffe College (BA) and the Kennedy School of Government (MPA). At TAC, Lisa manages complex consulting projects for state and federal government agencies,including developing a housing locator system, a state housing bond fund, and a state home modification loan program. She is an expert in the area of fair housing. In her spare time, Lisa likes to hike in the nearby Berkshires and visit with her college age daughter. During the COVID crisis, she binged on Schitt’s Creek.
Vice President for Housing Policy at LeadingAge in Washington, DC
Linda Couch is the Vice President for Housing Policy at LeadingAge in Washington, DC. Linda has previously worked at the National Low Income Housing Coalition. She attended the George Washington University (BA) and the University of Connecticut (MPA). Linda focuses her work on expanding and preserving the supply of affordable housing for older adults with low incomes, improving HUD’s programs, and making lasting connections between HUD and HHS programs for older adults. In her spare time, Linda enjoys life with two teenagers, a quiet cat, and a sometimes quiet Saint Bernard.
Director of Government Affairs for the National Housing Law Project
Noëlle Porter is the Director of Government Affairs for the National Housing Law Project. She is responsible for managing relationships with Congress and the Administration, organizational policy priority development, and strategic advocacy planning and execution. And she works closely with all of NHLP’s attorneys to monitor and influence federal legislation and regulations. Prior to joining NHLP, Noëlle managed congressional relations for the National Alliance to End Homelessness after beginning her career in health policy. While earning her Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida, Noëlle worked as a case manager for a homeless services provider in Tampa.
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